Blackhill Club Notes 11.05.2023
Blackhill Emeralds Club Notes:
Our GAAGGlebox fundraising Event took place last Saturday night in the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney. While behind the scenes the organising committee were quite nervous bringing an event of this scale to show in six weeks, our fears proved misplaced. As a fundraiser primarily for the development of our second field it surpassed our more optimistic expectations, while the event itself and the craic during and after it was simply one of those great occasions when the wider GAA community comes together, and we are humbled by the level of support which we received. We were delighted as ever to have our club function in the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney and to support an iconic and vital business for our wider community. Thank you to Damien Borden and all the staff.
The professionalism and expertise of our event partners Alicia Grant, Dee, Niall and all the team from Grantedproductions we could not recommend more highly to any club looking to undertake a similar fundraising venture. Thank you to C.C.M. chairperson Declan Flannagan for your presence on the night and for the sincerity, solidarity, and warmth of your address. Thank you to Jimmy Walshe for doing the photography. Thank you and much appreciation to Dessie Mone, Rory Grugan, Rory Beggan, Darren Hughes & Conor McManus for assisting us with promotion of the event last weekend.
Thank you sincerely to McMahon’s SuperValu Castleblayney, Oil4U Killycard, Duffy’s Pork & Bacon, the Agnail Group & the McEneaney family Cavanaguilla who were the main event sponsors and to the countless businesses who generously supported us both financially and by donating raffle prizes. Nights like these showcase the commitment and the importance of local businesses to our community and they are all fully deserving of our support. Thanks sincerely to everyone who made generous donations, bought a ticket for the show, to those who came on the night and to everyone within our club who put their shoulder to the wheel and helped to make the event such a success.
Thank you to our judging panel for the evening, namely Fr. Stephen Duffy, Karly Mahady & Aiden Little. To the participating teams namely, The Courtney Sisters, Claire, Noeleen & Caroline, TAT, Martina Daly, Anne McMahon & Martina McMahon, The Broomfield Bachelors, Mark & Tomás Courtney, Tiarnan Lanney, Pete Donaghy, Damian McNally & Daniel Geoghegan, Drumhowan M&M’s, Kevin & Dean Mooney, Anthony & Colm Mulligan, Latton Lads, Thomas Lynch, Ken Farmer, Christopher Rice & Christopher Brady, The Cookes, Ciara & Liam Cooke, The Hygiene Boys, Keith Sheridan, Niall McCaughey, Niall Donnelly & Niall Malone, Fair City Ladies, Sharon & Hayley McCann, Chloe Mooney & Michelle Duffy, It’s the Drink Talking, Alan & Mary Mee, Sean McCaughey & Blinné Treanor, The Tyrone Boy’s, Bosco, Christy, Ryan & Stevie, Boyzone the Players, Matthew Callan, Michael Shevlin, Brandon McCague, Shane Farrell, James Daly & Dónal Courtney goes our sincere thanks and appreciation for your fundraising efforts, your time, humour and kinship.
The Tyrone boys epitomised all that’s great about the GAA, new friends who brought much fun and an X factor to the event, watching these boys battle in the auction to get the signed Tyrone jersey was one of the many great highlights of the night, the Red Hand jersey was given the respect that it deserves and went home to Tyrone. The bar was set very high, but the Farney Army rose to the challenge, and it was Mairead McCaughey who ensured the signed Monaghan jersey also stayed where it belonged. Thank you to the Monaghan and Tyrone Senior Footballers for generously donating their signed jerseys to our event and in doing so making a telling contribution.
On the night all the teams and participants excelled and put on a hugely entertaining and memorable show. Alan Mee & Ciara Cooke won the best individual performance awards. The winning team “ The Courtney Sisters” Caroline, Claire and Noeleen put in a performance for the ages that had to be seen to be believed such was the comedic wit, acting talent and passion which the girls brought to their performance. It was so fitting and a beautiful legacy that the ladies did it all for their late brother Eamon (RIP), a man who was an exemplary GAA volunteer, a great character in Blackhill who loved his club and was the epitome of the GAA motto, GAA, where we all belong.
Our nursery for U-5’s & U-7’s coaching continues this Saturday 10-11am. All are welcome.
U-9’s Blitz Saturday 10-11.30am in Aughnamullen
U-11’s training Tuesday 7pm & Thursday 6pm
U-13’s Blackhill v Ballybay Saturday 12pm
U-15’s Corduff v Emerald Sarsfields Thursday 7.30pm in Corduff
Cúl Camp 2023:
Cúl Camp will be held in Blackhill this year in the week beginning Monday 26th June – Friday June 30th. Places are limited. Cúl Camp is for children age 6-13 years. To book your child’s place go to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Eurotech Junior Football League:
JFL Rd3 Blackhill 0-13 Aghabog 0-8
JFL Rd4 Currin v Blackhill Saturday May 13th 7pm
Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League:
RFL Rd3 Rockcorry v Blackhill Wednesday May 10th 7.45PM
Our social centre is open from 8pm nightly.
For social centre members bookings contact Hugh Cullen on 0862541200
Music & Dancing to Seamus & Bernard Saturday May 20th.
Bingo every Thursday night 8pm
The jackpot is €3100 this week on 47 calls.
1st Gary McCormack
2nd Breege McCann
3rd PJ Harkin
New 4-week course continues in Blackhill on Tuesday’s. Beginners 7-8pm, Jivercise 8.15-9.15pm. See club social media for full details.